On the occasion of the Bayeux-Calvados award for war correspondents, to be held from October 6th to 12th, 2014, Agence VUâ€™ and Nikon France offer a unique 3 days workshop around documentary photography.
Participants are required to have:
- Two to three years of experience in documentary photography,
- A good technical understanding of their camera equipment,
- Basic image management skills,
- Advanced English skills (the workshop will be held in English).
An inclusive fee of 200 euros will be asked to the participants for accommodation.
All the costs, during the whole workshop, will be covered by Nikon France, which will also offer the participants access to diverse professional events, held during the Bayeux-Calvados award.
To apply you need to send a compressed file before August 1st, via Wetransfer, including:
- A short biography,
- A motivation letter explaining mainly what are your expectations around this workshop,
- One to three completed photo stories, with introduction texts and captions.
Workshop organized with the generous support of Nikon France:
Guillaume Cuvillier / Nikon France (Paris) / Service Nikon Pro +33 (0)1 45 16 46 92 / firstname.lastname@example.org / www.nikonpro.fr
MichaĂ«l Zumstein graduated from the Vevey Photography School (Switzerland). His photographic work is directly in line with a tradition of investigation photojournalism.
While following the conflicts in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ivory Coast, Sudan, or Central African Republic, he chooses to focus his photography on the ambiguous relations between Africa and the West. During its campaign â€śDignityâ€ť, Amnesty International France chooses him in 2010 to produce a body of work on bad housing in Lagos, Nigeria: This house is not for sale. In 2011, his reportage on post electoral crisis in Ivory Coast receives international recognition, and he obtains a grant from the French National Center for Fine Arts to produce Bons Amis, a multimedia piece on reconciliation in Ivory Coast. His recent work in Central African Republic received several awards, including Picture of the Year and Swiss Press Photo.
Between 2002 and 2006, he produces several stories in Israel and Palestine. A year later his work Gaza: summer rains receives special acclaim at the Bayeux-Calvados Award for war correspondents. From 2007, he travels regularly to D.R. Of Congo, and brings back a powerful statement, Congo in Limbo, that will be published as a book, exhibited several times, and awarded seven times internationally. Shortly after, he decides to work on South Sudan and his series Land of Cush receives the Prix SCAM Roger Pic in 2012. In 2013, he directs Broken Hopes, Osloâ€™s legacy, a web-documentary on the palestinian territories, 20 years after the Oslo Accords.
Limited to a maximum of 10.
To apply for the workshop, photographers are invited to send a compressed file before August 1st, via Wetransfer, at email@example.com.
The selection will be made in August.
The selected participants will receive a notification by email the week of August 25th.
Payment of the 200 â‚¬ inclusive fee will be made via the website Nikon-school.fr.
Reproduction and diffusion authorization
The workshop participant authorizes Agence VUâ€™ and Nikon France to reproduce and distribute any photographs of him or her taken during the workshop.
These images could be used in the framework of any communication material to promote the workshop (on varied support: web, paperâ€¦). The participant renounces to ask for any compensation if any of her or his images were to be used in the communication of the workshops.
Agence VU' and Nikon France hold the right to cancel this workshop. In case of a cancellation, Agence VUâ€™ and Nikon will reimburse the fees to the participants.